The EL/M Radars are a series of multi-mission radar, all with surface and aerial search capabilities. The Radar series includes mobile ground radars, airborne radars, and naval radars. All radar systems integrate with relevant missile systems.
Variations: EL/M-2032 (Airborne), EL/M-2080 Green Pine (Ground based), EL/M-2084 (Naval), EL/M-2238 STAR (Naval), EL/M-2248 MF-STAR (Naval).
EL/M-2248 MF-STAR atop INS Lahav of the Israeli Navy. Photo: Ilan Rom
Use by Israeli Forces
As of 2009, Elta has integrated the EL/M-2023 radar system into the fighter jets: Sea Harrier, A-4, F-4, F-5, F-16, F/A-50, Mirage and MiG-21. This included the Radars integration in the Israeli F-16 fleet as early as 1998. Israeli F16 have been deployed in bombing missions in Gaza during every major operation in the Gaza strip since.
The EL/M-2080 (Green Pine) system is installed in the Israel Arrow-2 defensive missile system. In 2017, the arrow-2 with the EL/M-2080 system, was used to prevent a hit by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles fired at Israeli fighter jets returning from an attack on Syrian soil.
The EL/M-2084 has been in operational use by the Israeli military since 2002. It was used during the 2009 attack on Gaza (Cast Lead) to identify locations of rocket launching, that were later targeted by the Israeli air force. It is also used as part of the Iron Dome system, and David Sling systems.
EL/M-2248 MF-STAR is used on Israeli Navy ships including the Sa’ar 5, that is operational as part of the naval siege on the Gaza strip.